North Bay region is about to get hit by new snow squall

UPDATE (4:52 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 19): Environment Canada has issued a snow squall warning for North Bay, Powassan, Mattawa, West Nipissing and the French River.

According to the snow squall warning issued at 4:52 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 19, significant lake effect snow squalls are expected beginning early Saturday morning and ending Saturday evening.

Local snowfall accumulations of 25 to 50 centimetres are possible by Sunday morning. Visibilities may be reduced to near zero in heavy snow and local blowing snow.

Snow squall warning

Significant snow squalls are expected to move north into the area and persist throughout the day today. Snow squalls will move out of the area tonight.

Snow squalls cause weather conditions to vary considerably; changes from clear skies to heavy snow within just a few kilometres are common. Prepare for quickly changing and deteriorating travel conditions. Visibility will be suddenly reduced to near zero at times in heavy snow and blowing snow. Be prepared to adjust your driving with changing road conditions. Consider postponing non-essential travel until conditions improve.

Persons in and around the above areas are advised to check back for updates and to continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada found here for Almaguin, and here for North Bay — West Nipissing areas.

To report severe weather, send an email to or tweet reports using #ONStorm.


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